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    Re: Fame - In Case You Miss It Wednesday Night...


    Did anyone else watch the third installment last night. Next week is a two hour show and I think the audience begins voting then. The talent for the most part is first rate...anyone else? 42

  2. #17
    Piel
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    ITA with the judges choices last night. My favorite was Harlemm (?). This entire group was good though, great job on Boogy Wonderland. Monday's group was not nearly as good as last night's. Out of Monday's I thought Raymond ("I'll Be There") was horrible. Had to agree with Carnie about Alexis' "Hey Big Spender". I wish that more attention was paid to what is age appropriate for these kids.

    Piel

  3. #18
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    Regarding Monday's show, I was surprised the Raymond Lee made the cut. I think he dances well and he has presence (for some reason I always spot him during the group numbers), but I didn't think he was a very good singer. There was one part of the song that was totally off. I thought Dion (African American kid) should have advanced instead.

    As for the 3 ladies from that evening, Alexis clearly blew the other 3 out of the water. It was emphasized because all 3 performed Fosse numbers. In a sense, I was kinda surprised by the girl who performed Hey Big Spender, too (for those who didn't watch she is a 16 year old who did some writhing on a table, and turned her back to the audience and bent all the way over) - it fit the song, but did not seem appropriate for TV's so-called family hour. Carnie thought the move was a bit much - even the LA DJ commented that he felt uncomfortable enjoying the view since she was only 15 - she corrected her age to 16. I'm glad the producers decided to show the view from the back of the stage, so we only saw her back as she was bent over.)

    Regarding Wednesday's show, I thought this was the weakest grouping. With the exception of Moy, none of the others wowed me signing and dancing. The other 2 girls were definitely in the bottom of the grouping and I had a hard time choosing between Harlem and the 3rd boy.

    Generally, I'm really enjoying the group routines since they are usually very energetic. Most of these people have the talent or at least a great deal of potential for being so young. They seem much more professional since many have some training and/or have performed in small non-pro type shows.

    I really wish they explained how all the judging will work through the end. Seems like they are just making it up a bit as they go along. So far, Debbie's picked at least 60 or more from open calls. That group came to LA and were narrowed down to 24. The 24 have been split into groups of 6. Within 4 epsisodes, each group has performed for 3 qualified celebrity judges - each person performs a solo and then all 6 participate in a group number. The judges pick the top 3 form that group to advance to the next found for a total of 12 finalists. These 12 will perform and the public will have the opportunity to vote. Unfortunately, Debbie and co-host did not explain if America would vote for the best of 12 in one night ...or are we voting for the 6 best of the 12? Was not explained well at all. Also, they keep on asking for taped auditions as spoilers, but have not said how the spoilers will be introduced. I wish the structure of the competition was being explained better.


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    I thought Harleem was an amazing talent. I can see him singing on Broadway. The tall thin girl, I thought, was out of her league, as was the blonde boy from Utah. The other two were very talented. I thought the three picked were the right choices.......on to next week....42

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    ........Did anyone else catch Wednesday night's show? I continue to be amazed by Harleem.....anyone else? 42

  6. #21
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    Show,

    Harleem is my favorite...very special. What do you think about the announcment that he had lied about his age? Doesn't bother me but I was afraid that it might be held against him. The girl that did "Proud Mary" was good too. I still don't get Raymond as a singer. He does have a great personality though. The judges seemed to like Serena a lot. I like the way Debbie Allen is there for each of them as the judges give their opinions. She seems to care about the well being of the performers as much as the success of the show...nice to see!

    Piel

  7. #22
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    Re: Fame - In Case You Miss It Wednesday Night...


    I caught the re-run of Harlem the 1st time and have revised my opinion. He has a good clear voice and dances well. I think I just didn't like the style the 1st time I watched him.

    The show's not keeping my attention as much now. I think I only watched about 45 out of 120 minutes. Everyone seemed a bit shakier during this voting round.

    I wonder why Ray had to appear 1st unexpectedly. I don't think Harlem's revised age made a difference. Did the hosts explain how the spoiler works? Also, not having sequential phone numbers for the performers prevented me from voting at all - I couldn't keep track of all the numbers.

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    Piel and heyang, thanks for responding........I decided to vote, and voted all five times for Harleem. I was surprised at his age declaration by Ms. Allen on National T.V.....but I have a feeling big things are planned for him, so to be up front with the age-thing was the way to go......It's not as exciting as American Idol, but it makes a great summertime filler program..........42

  9. #24
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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......


    The final episode of Fame was tonight. The winner is.....










    <span style="color:blue;font-family:times new roman;font-size:xx-large;">Harleem</span>

    I was very happy for him. Shannon who finished second was also very good. I could have lived with her winning too. I agree with Carnie that there is something very special about Harleem.

    Piel

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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    Piel, I wasn't going to peak but I did........I couldn't be happier for him.......so deserving and talented. I would love to know if down the road, the other contestants are picked up for work..........42

  11. #26
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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    I've been watching even though I haven't enjoyed it as much as I did at the beginning.

    I'm not surprised that Harlem won, but I liked Brandon, too. He really grew a lot, but who knows what will happen since he isn't physically mature, yet (he's 15 or 16). Any of the top 4 could've won, but I thought Serena and Shannon became less interesting each week - too much like everyone else.

    While I won't go see the American Idol movie, I am interested in seeing Fame on Broadway. I'll have to watch for the previews etc. IMO, the songs have stood the test of time.

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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    Wouldn't it be interesting to see the remaining twelve contestants cast in a Broadway show or review. They are already high profile performers.......their own production of "Fame" maybe? 42

  13. #28
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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    I'm not sure about the other 11 finalists, but the winner definitely has a role in Fame on Broadway. I know that Harlem is guaranteed a featured role.

    Here's a link to the info about the Broadway production
    <a href="http://www.playbill.com/events/event_detail/2957.html" target="_new">www.playbill.com/events/event_detail/2957.html</a>

    and Here's a link to the official website of the show
    <a href="http://www.fameon42.com/" target="_new">www.fameon42.com/</a>

    Darn - tickets are already on sale.

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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    Thanks for the info, heyang........I thought it was pretty cool that Johnny Write (sp) offered Shannon a recording contract too, even though her "vocal cords" are not her strong suite...42

  15. #30
    mathman444
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    Re: Fame - And the winner is......SPOILERS!!!


    As a "triple threat," Harlemm was head and shoulders above the rest. Um, so to speak.

    Now I have a question that has been bugging me for years.

    <span style="color:red;font-size:medium;">What does "I sing the body electric" mean?</span>

    I would be satisfied just with understanding the grammar of the sentence. Is "body" the direct object? Is "electric" an adjective modifying "body?"

    Science fiction author Ray Bradbury wrote a book of short stories with this title, long before the movie or television series Fame came out. But the original is a poem by that title by Walt Whiman, published in <em>Leaves of Grass</em>. OK, he's "singing" about the human body. But where does <em>electric</em> come in?

    www.bartleby.com/142/19.html

    Mathman

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